Home of Hemel Hempstead Town FC

Since 1972

Capacity 3,152

Rating: 4.3

(279) Google Reviews

Lovely ground, friendly staff, good day out and a rare away win for my team. Sadly, it was cash only for food and beverages otherwise I would have spent more…
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a month ago
My local club so I may be biased. I enjoy the football so that's great. Facilities are adequate for non league. Could do with getting more seating and fixing some of the seating in the neutral stand. But it's non league so part of the experience
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in the last week
Really impressed with everything about this place. Can’t believe how big it is. How well organised everything is. The food van was very quickly serving food all afternoon. The bar staff were efficient. The stewards and security did a great job of keeping everyone safe. Footballers were all friendly. The various ball person’s were great too. Would recommend for a great atmosphere and a lovely afternoon out to support a local football team/club.
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11 months ago
Very good pitch and more than decent facilities. Nice standing area around the whole pitch and some parts with seats. Parking, toilets and a little warm cafe.
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2 months ago
Never being here before. Very well organised club. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely way day but not the result I wanted as a YTFC supporter.
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8 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Apsley End initially played at Salmon Meadow in Apsley, which was named after 'The Salmon', a nearby pub that was also used as the changing rooms.[9] After World War I the club moved to the Apsley Club & Institute, which featured a small stand. However, they were forced to leave at the end of the 1927–28 season due to an expansion of the adjacent mill.[9] The club then played at Gee's Meadow in Bourne End for the 1928–29 season, with the stand from Salmon Meadow dismantled and brought to the new ground.[9] In 1929 the club moved to Crabtree Lane.[9] Located in the town centre, the ground had a large grandstand.[10] The club's record attendance was set in January 1962 when 3,500 saw the team lose 3–1 to Tooting & Mitcham United in the FA Amateur Cup.[2]

Following the merger in 1972, Crabtree Lane was sold for housing and the new club played at Hemel Hempstead United's Vauxhall Road,
[11][2] which had been opened in May 1948 as the Greenhills Club.[9] The clubhouse and changing rooms burnt down in 1992 and the club had to use temporary facilities for five years. The ground has seated stands on both sides of the pitch, and in the early 2000s covered terrace stands were built behind both goals.[10] The ground currently has a capacity of 3,152, of which 300 is seated and 900 covered.[1]

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